Dinalupihan Mayor Joel Payumo considered scouting as a foundation for the youth to become good citizens and leaders. He encouraged parents to support scouting. The mayor was sworn in as Scout Camp Manager.
“Makiisa po tayo sa programang ito at huwag nating isipin na pangkaraniwang aktibidad lamang ito ng ating mga anak sapagka’t ang scouting po ay isang pundasyon upang maging mabuting mamamayan na tuloy sa pagiging mabuting lider ng ating mga anak,” the mayor told parents.
The jamboree will last until Sunday. Tents where the participants will stay for four nights were set up around the perimeter of the Dinalupihan Sports Oval. At the background is the majestic Mount Malasimbu.
Various scouting activities are expected for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Participants came from public primary and secondary schools in the towns of Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Pilar, Orion, Limay, Mariveles, Bagac and Morong and the City of Balanga.
Earlier, the participants now known as Scouts of the Philippines from the former Boy Scouts of the Philippines joined the parade held at the Dinalupihan town proper to the sports oval grounds.